How It Started?
The Muntingtinig@Muntingpangarap started only in author's behavioral dream and never knew that someday this dream would soon become a reality.
Munting tinig [which mean small voice] and Munting pangarap [which mean small dream] was inspired from an excerpt of a song "I Am But Small Voice." It is especially corresponds to a child's dream of having an uninhibited world. Childhood is idealized as a time free of responsibility and conflict, and a time dominated by play.
It is for this reason that Muntingtinig@Muntingpangarap was created. A child's status in life should not be a hinder to have a cheerful smile in his face. It should not be a reason to prohibit them from freedom of speech and to prevent them from dreaming.
The rights of children with particular attention to the rights for special protection and care afforded to the young, including their right to association with both biological parents, human identity as well as the basic needs for food, education, health care and criminal laws, it also enforce the right of children being physically, mentally and emotionally, free from abuse and the right to care and nurturing.
A legally binding instrument:
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights—civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. In 1989, world leaders decided that children needed a special convention just for them because people under 18 years old often need special care and protection that adults do not. The leaders also wanted to make sure that the world recognized that children have human rights too.
The Convention sets out these rights in 54 articles and two Optional Protocols. It spells out the basic human rights that children everywhere have: the right to survival; to develop to the fullest; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life. The four core principles of the Convention are non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child. Every right spelled out in the Convention is inherent to the human dignity and harmonious development of every child. The Convention protects children's rights by setting standards in health care; education; and legal, civil and social services.
By agreeing to undertake the obligations of the Convention (by ratifying or acceding to it), national governments have committed themselves to protecting and ensuring children's rights and they have agreed to hold themselves accountable for this commitment before the international community. States parties to the Convention are obliged to develop and undertake all actions and policies in the light of the best interests of the child.